Stephen S. Smith arrived in the Pueblo area late in 1858 and, when Pueblo County was organized in 1862, was first its appointed and then elected County Clerk. He later held various other offices including Postmaster, was a prospector for a time, and then an elevator operator in the Federal Building.
Most of the information to create this series came from the following three books: Pueblo, an Illustrated History by Eleanor Fry & Ione Miller. 2001. Heritage Media Corp. Carlsbad, CA Pueblo, a Pictorial History by Joanne West Dodds. 1982. The Donning Company/Publishers. Norfolk, VA They All Came to Pueblo: a Social History by Joanne West Dodds. 1994. The Donning Company/Publishers. Virginia Beach, VA